20 April 2011

Olive oil and other midweek miscellany

First, this picture, because it's fabulous. Ice cream cones for everyone, even and especially natty businessmen! (Today's brilliant sunshine has got me in a summer mood.) From The Sartorialist.

Second, this dressing, because it's also fabulous. Try it with a salad of torn romaine, sliced red cabbage, shredded carrot, and a diced sweet apple. Wicked good. Add some albacore tuna if you fancy.

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
(original probably from Food.com)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cloves minced garlic
6 tablespoons olive oil

1) Pour all ingredients but olive oil into a small glass bottle; I think mine once contained chili sauce, or maybe it was iced tea? Anyway, screw the lid on and shake well.
2) Pour in olive oil and shake till completely combined. Store in the fridge. (Because of the olive oil, it can get really thick when chilled. Just run some hot tap water over the bottle, and it will return to the correct consistency.)

Third, speaking of olive oil, Weis has the most ridiculous sale this week: 3 liters of Casa de Oliva extra virgin for $10. That's half the normal price. You better believe I stocked up.

1 comment:

  1. That salad dressing looks divine! I will have to give it a try next time I make a salad. Found you over at Fresh Bites Friday.